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Athletics 101 ? Distance with Roland Hakes

Athletics 101 ? Distance with Roland Hakes

Clemson track & field has introduced a new series titled ‘Athletics 101.’ In this nine-part series produced by Clemson’s athletic communications office, we showcase the Tigers’ rich history in the sport of track & field, or athletics, as it is known on an international level. 

Graduate assistant Christine Williamson interviews student-athletes ranging from the sprints to the throws for this series. Click the YouTube link on this page to watch the fifth installment of the series featuring distance runner Roland Hakes.

The product of Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, S.C., has had a highly successful career across multiple events, ranging from the mile to the 5000 meters. Watch as he explains the most important factors in distance running.

Part 1 — Hurdles (featuring Samantha Elliott)Part 2 — 400 Meters (featuring Jeffrey Green)Part 3 — Horizontal Jumps (featuring Iana Amsterdam & Anasterasia Terrell)Part 4 — Sprints (featuring Tevin Hester)